Archive - Nov 8, 2010 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Firefighters from all three Punxsy stations and surrounding areas were called to battle a tenacious fire at the New Anchor Inn late Sunday evening.
Initial reports suggest there were no injuries. The restaurant was closed at the time of the fire.
Punxsy firefighters were assisted at the scene by the McCalmont and Big Run departments, with a number of other local departments on stand-by.
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PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” B.P.O. Elks No. 1231 and the Inner Circle of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club observed Veteransâ€™ Day a bit early Sunday by unveiling a refurbished flag pole and new stone at Groundhog Park.
The new stone â€” donated by Philip States and designed and crafted by R.D. Brown Memorials â€” is dedicated to all local veterans, said Ron Ploucha, exalted ruler of the Elks and the Inner Circleâ€™s Stump Warden.
â€śOrdinary people doing extraordinary things â€” simply put, thatâ€™s who veterans are,â€ť said Gene Roberts, leading knight at the Elks.
Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Womenâ€™s Club for Career Womenâ€™s Week, which this year runs through Nov. 13. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they have made to community and family.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
Local Intelligence (January 15, 1896)
Died in Church